Attorney Defending Child Pornography Cases ◦ Akron, Ohio

Using the Internet is sometimes scary for the unknowing and unsuspecting. One click on a regular pornography Web site may lead a Web user unwittingly into territory that includes underage "exotic models." Child pornography charges may state that the offender downloaded, sent or simply looked at an illegal image.

Child pornography charges or any sex-related "victimless" criminal charges are a serious matter. People can be, and have been, sent to prison on the basis of soliciting sex from "minors" on the Internet who were actually police acting as underage persons.

Contact an experienced Akron, Ohio, criminal defense lawyer to schedule a consultation as soon as you become aware that you may be investigated — and certainly if you have been charged or arrested.

TITLE 18, PART I, CHAPTER 110 of § 2256 of the U.S. Code identifies child pornography as follows:

(8) “child pornography” means any visual depiction, including any photograph, film, video, picture, or computer or computer-generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means, of sexually explicit conduct, where—

(A) the production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct;

(B) such visual depiction is a digital image, computer image, or computer-generated image that is, or is indistinguishable from, that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; or

(C) such visual depiction has been created, adapted, or modified to appear that an identifiable minor is engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

A 19-year-old college student who video-records his 17-year-old girlfriend engaged in a sex act and posts it on YouTube may be convicted of production of child pornography and subject to the same penalties, including sex offender registry, as would a for-profit child pornographer.

Kirk Migdal does not shrink from taking on challenging cases. He has obtained an acquittal for someone who had confessed to molesting a child on a "double jeopardy" legal argument. He was successful in getting disputed polygraph evidence admitted in a successful attempt at obtaining an acquittal for another person who was accused of rape.

Attorney Migdal is an experienced trial lawyer who vigorously defends clients accused of child pornography, child molestation or any crime. It is to be hoped that an Internet porn case will never get to trial. Avoid sex offender registration. Seek well-qualified legal counsel and representation as soon as possible if you may be suspected of a child pornography crime. Contact the Law Office of Kirk A. Migdal.